In the Playing with Parity Circle, students learn about parity through playing games and learning magic tricks. The Circle is an opportunity for students to play with and explore parity – to deepen their understanding of what it means for a number to be even or to be odd, and to draw connections between the games and the games’ various uses of parity as a mathematical tool and concept.

This lesson was developed by:

Emily McCullough, Julia Brodsky, Maria Droujkova, and Ashley Ahlin

Further discussion of the lesson may be found at:

Playing with Parity Discussion

The heart of this lesson is the list of problems available at:

This a video of Emily, Julia and Ashley running this session: